Womenswear Collection - Spring/Summer 2013

Dec 06, 2012, 07:47 ET from River Island

LONDON, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Road Trip

Road Trip embraces the Wild West with a fusion of buttery soft leathers, suedes and fringing. Heavy layering is essential to this trend, devore fringed kimonos are worn over sheer maxi dresses and topped off with embroidered grunge scarves. A neutral palette of creams, blacks and tans make up the collection whilst flashes of red and ochre offer pops of colour. Wood block prints, embellishment and cutwork give a Western feel to the collection. Accessories come in the form of black fringed boots, heavily beaded bags and lashings of jewellery.

Denim Couture

Denim Couture presents a fusion of textures and fabrics in a cool colour palette of blue and white to give an ultra modern feel. Simple jersey and denim are combined, classic denim skirts are reworked and jeans become decorative and distressed to offer unique pieces for Spring Summer. River Island core denim styles are mixed with intricately embellished tops whilst heavily beaded skirts and jumpsuits complete the collection.

Army Lux

This trend encompasses the great outdoors with a modern lux approach. Classic jumpsuits in urban oriental patterns present a relaxed look, whilst khaki satin shorts and metallics combine for a modern twist on military dressing. Subtle trimmings, snakeskin and embellishment add glamour for a chic evening look.


Inspired by the 50s and 60s Retro is quintessentially ladylike. A mirage of soft pastels in violet, fondant pink and powder blue offer a modern feel to retro inspired stripes and vintage polka dots whilst mixing 50s style skirts with leather jackets creates a futuristic vintage vibe. Contrasting fabrics come in the form of jacquard duster coats worn with embellished dresses. Adorned clutches, decorative hats and block heels bring the whole look together.

Space Mono

Space Mono is slick sportswear mixed with sharp tailoring. Its minimalist approach becomes controlled yet feminine with a medley of featherweight fabrics and leather. Black and white dominates the collection with hints of neon and bursts of pattern ensuring a laid back 90s street vibe. Organza hemmed jersey skirts, sporty cropped tops and sheer chiffon blouses combine for a sexy boyish look whilst digital prints and futuristic florals give the collection a fresh fashion outlook. Accessories are key with trainers, baseball caps and oversized bags.

SOURCE River Island